Final Fantasy 16: A Closer Look at Hunt Battles

IGN: "Check out two different Notorious Mark battles from Final Fantasy 16. Grimalkin is a level 32 monster of rank C that is somewhat reminiscent of a hyena or leopard.  Atlas is a level 45 S-ranked enemy that looks similar to an Iron Giant, one of Final Fantasy’s most iconic enemies."

CrimsonWing69110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

This is just me, again, not dogging on this game, it’s Day 1 for me, but these IGN vids are so boring to sit through. I feel like this might be a game that’s better played than watched.

I also blame FF7 Rebirth, because the sh*t they showed really put this battle system to shame. I almost wish 16 just followed that instead. But, I’m not jumping to conclusions, this could be a case where the person playing just sucks and you can do way more or it’s just a case that they’re early in the game and haven’t unlocked cooler skills to use.

I’m just tired of seeing the slashing, the Garuda claw grip, and Phoenix uppercut also this battle theme isn’t doing it for me. It does have a sort of throw back to old-school FF battle music, hell even a little FFX in there, but I wish it was dramatic/intense sounding.

BrainSyphoned110d ago

FF7R's forced character switching to charge specials makes the whole system suck. 16's battle system puts that shit to shame, no half-assed pandering to archaic turn-based systems needed.

P_Bomb110d ago

The player does take a long time, probably cuz he’s under leveled. Then he dies 😇. Then again I just had a 15min boss fight in FF14 the other day that was a test of endurance too. It’s a lot to watch, but fun to play.


Final Fantasy XVI Sales "In Line With Expectations;" Square Enix Wants to Upgrade IPs to AAA Status

Square Enix president Takashi Kiryu provided an official statement on Final Fantasy XVI's sales and mentioned interesting plans for smaller IPs.

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VersusDMC9d ago

We'll you'd think the announcement of DLC would have hinted at that. If the game did poorly they would have just moved on.

And if you bring up Forespoken DLC they sold a season pass at launch and had to do it.

Abriael9d ago

That article should have never been approved to begin with, since stock market "news" is invalid on N4G.
It's also based on the literal fake news alleging that Kiryu-san said that FFXIV's sales disappointed.
I've been saying that was fake news for ages (the distortion was obvious like the sun), and today we got the receipts. Unfortunately, the many sites that ran away with that narrative without doing a shred of research will get away with it because they always do.

Harkins17219d ago

Wait for that Takashi Mochizuki spin!

VersusDMC9d ago


I wonder what small IP they have in mind. I would love a Parasite Eve game that plays like the RERemakes and keeps the survival horror tone.

VersusDMC8d ago

We just got divine force and second story R(demo is on psn by the way) out in nov.

But i would like to see a AAA star ocean that looks as good as FFXVI or FF7R.

shinoff21838d ago

O yea. I got my star ocean 2 paid off, just playing the waiting game. I played 10 minutes of the demo and deleted it. Seen all I need to see.

Put about 250 plus hours into divine force. It would be dope as hell if a star ocean got the ff treatment.

DickyD12268d ago

Give me more PE please! I never got to play "the third birthday" but I would love to see the series revamped.

VersusDMC8d ago

Don't try the third birthday. It's as much Parasite eve as Dino crisis 3 is Dino Crisis.

The RE games sell well so i don't know why they won't make a PE game in the same style. Diversify their portfolio.

Scissorman9d ago

This ongoing saga hurts my brain. The game sold 3 million at launch. Case closed. The game sold great.

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